BLAINESWORLD #1074 (Please send any comments to: bginbc@aol.com.)

Section 2, part 2

(1) Terry Buznicki:  Hope you and your BB are both well.

I loved the turkey joke…it was a good one!!!

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Section 12A, NC events

(1) Tina FireWolf:

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(2) Brevard High School presents… The Addams Family

May 5 and 6 at 7:30 p.m.

The Addams Family is a musical comedy with music and lyrics by Andrew Lippa and the book by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice. The show is based upon The Addams Family characters created by Charles Addams in his single-panel gag cartoons, which depict a ghoulish American family with an affinity for all things macabre.

The musical features an original story, and it’s every father’s nightmare. Wednesday Addams, the ultimate princess of darkness, has grown up and fallen in love with a sweet, smart young man from a respectable family. A man her parents have never met. And if that weren’t upsetting enough, she confides in her father and begs him not to tell her mother. Now, Gomez Addams must do something he’s never done before — keep a secret from his beloved wife, Morticia. Everything will change for the whole family on the fateful night they host a dinner for Wednesday’s “normal” boyfriend and his parents.

Tickets will go on sale soon at:

BHS Box Office from 8:00-3:00 Mon-Fri
Theophilus Gifts and Clothing
Souther Comfort Records

Ticket Prices:

Reserved: Adult: $15
Student: $12
General Admission: $10

At the Door: Adult: $17
Student: $14
General Admission: $12

 

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Section 12B, PA/NJ event

Book Signing by Jim Freeman
Thursday, May 4, from 7-8 p.m.
Newtown Library Company, 114 Centre Ave., Newtown, Pennsylania

Book Examines How Transformations of Myth and History
Allow Cultures to Claim Land Defended by OthersTwo academic outsiders tackle Biblical scholarship and the history
of the Middle East, offering a compelling argument for peaceLong-time professors and Middle East saunterers Tom Gage and James A. Freeman have teamed up in a new book that explores how transformations of myth and history result in perpetual conflicts over land.Biblical Time Out of Mind, a scholarly examination of maps, language, myths, and the appropriation of history, analyzes how cultures all inherit and invent identities under incremental pressures of technology and change.In addition to exploring how collective memories craft resultant maps, the book also conveys the authors’ core belief that understanding the background of biblical and literary memories that threaten peace might provide a common base that results in cultural unity rather than endless bloody disputes.Honing in on the Israeli-Arab conflict, Gage and Freeman analyze Israel’s claim to ownership of land and explore how its identity and boundaries have been culturally inherited, shared, divided, and invented based on ancient stories that have been “enshrined in scripture, promoted by politicians, and buttressed by Hollywood.”

The authors sift through research that suggests these claims are tenuous, that the Exodus of scripture was not actually a Hebrew exodus, nor was the Moses depicted by Charlton Heston actually a Hebrew leader. Ultimately, they argue that this evacuation was the exodus of Hyksos, the invasive people to first conquer and reign over the Egyptians.

The authors conclude, “The same care and consideration extended to family can be logically extended from personal peace to community peace to that of state, of nations, and to all people.”

“Biblical Time Out of Mind is a book of scholarship and vision, one that enlightens and empowers. It leads us to reflect on the past, to live wisely in the present, and to hope for the future.”  Dr. Christopher Bursk, author of The Improbable Swervings of Atoms

Biblical Time Out of Mind: Maps, Myths & Memories by Tom Gage & James A. Freeman; Cune Press; Nonfiction; History/Religion/Social Science/Travel; Hardback 9781614571346 $34.95; Paperback 9781614571353 $21.95; eBook 9781614571360 $9.99; Kindle 9781614571377 $9.99
Available: amazon.com and cunepress.com

Authors:

Tom Gage is an emeritus professor from Humboldt State University who hitchhiked through Damascus, Syria, in 1959 and returned in 1983 to teach at Aleppo University on a Fullbright scholarship. His specialty is the study of higher education, and his wide-ranging intellectual interests have brought him back to the Middle East many times.

James A Freeman is a professor of language and literature based in Newtown, PA. He is a prolific writer, editor, and expert on composition theory and is featured as James Andrew Freeman inwww.contemporaryauthors.com.

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